SARS-CoV-2 Explained

Do you want to find out more about the virus which causes COVID-19? Are you fascinated by vaccines or confused by variants?

Here at the CVR we are working to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, and to try and find ways to fight it. SARS-CoV-2 affects all of us and it’s important that everyone has the opportunity to find out about it. We’ve developed this collection of resources to share what we know so far about SARS-CoV-2.

An animation of SARS-CoV-2

Model of SARS-CoV-2 developed by Sarah Iannucci in collaboration with Ed Hutchinson


What is SARS-CoV-2?

What does SARS-CoV-2 look like?

Where did SARS-CoV-2 come from?

What are the new SARS-CoV-2 variants?